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    is it ok to do lazy stitch for a tradish set without copyin geometrical designs? is it ok to do a kind of okla. type of beadwork with animals and other types of designs or is it better to modify geometrical designs?

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    It's your beadwork ole boy and since this is for, what I am assuming to be, intertribal powwows...then I would have to say go for it. For many people their beadwork, or at least elements of it, are of a very personal and special nature to them and not necessarily of replicated tribal specific designs. If it were for a ceremonial I might tell you different but in my opinion if you want to go more modern in your designs then feel free.
    PB49

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    My comments are based on what I have been taught and my experiences over the years I have been around the circle. They should in no way be taken as gospel truths and are merely my opinions or attempts at passing on what I have learned while still learning more.

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      Beadwork designs

      All depends what your concept design is and I mean total concept that carries throught the whole outfit. I have seen Mickey Mouse and the NIKE swoosh and a number of modern designs on different outfits. Your have to be careful that you do not claim something your not. If you do the beadwork and believe in the final result you will gain admiration from the elders. After all, I believe I dance for the people and that is my 2 cents.

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